James T. Kloppenberg was born in Denver and educated at Dartmouth (A.B. 1973) and Stanford (M.A. 1976, Ph.D. 1980). He and his wife Mary have lived in Wellesley, MA, since 1980. In recognition of his teaching, he has been awarded the Levinson Memorial Teaching Prize by the Harvard Undergraduate Council, named a Harvard College Professor, and honored eleven times by Harvard’s graduating classes as one of their favorite professors. He teaches courses on American and European thought, culture, and politics. He has served as chair of the History Department, the graduate program in American Studies, and the undergraduate program in Social Studies. Kloppenberg has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim, Danforth, and Whiting foundations, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, held the Pitt Professorship at the University of Cambridge, served twice as a visiting professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, and has lectured widely in North America, Europe, and Asia.